Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol...

Votes in Congress

February 04, 1996|By Roll Call Report Syndicate

Here is how members of Maryland's delegation on Capitol Hill were recorded on important roll-call votes last week:

Y: Yes N: No X: Not voting

House: Telecommunications

Voting 414 for and 16 against, the House approved the conference report on a telecommunications deregulation bill (S 652) allowing cable firms, telephone companies, television broadcasters and other industry segments and information technologies to compete against one another.

A yes vote was to approve the conference report.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L., R-2nd

Y * * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

Y * * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

Y * * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

Y * * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

House: National Debt

The House killed, 229 for and 187 against, a procedural move by Democrats to force the House to approve a "clean" or unconditional increase in the national debt ceiling before beginning a lengthy recess.

A yes vote was to thwart the Democratic move.

Y N X Member

Y * * Ehrlich, Robert L., R-2nd

* N * Hoyer, Steny H. D-5th

Y * * Bartlett, Roscoe G., R-6th

* N * Wynn, Albert R., D-4th

* N * Cardin, Benjamin L., D-3rd

* N * Mfume, Kweisi, D-7th

Y * * Gilchrest, Wayne T., R-1st

Y * * Morella, Constance A., R-8th

Senate: Deregulation

Voting 91 for and five against, the Senate sent President Clinton the conference report on a deregulation bill (S 652) that will allow head-to-head competition in the free market among telecommunications companies and information technologies. The bill strips the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission of much of the power they have accumulated since 1934 to regulate telecommunications. It also expands federal authority, empowering the government to censor "indecent" speech on the Internet and requiring the installation of program blocking "V-chips" in new television sets.

A yes vote was to pass the bill.

Y N X Member

Y * * Mikulski, Barbara A., D

Y * * Sarbanes, Paul S., D

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